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Wednesday 28 October 2020

SEGAL TALKS with Mei Ann Teo, Shayok Misha Chowdhury, Zachariah Ezer, and Dominique Rider (United States)

Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Wednesday 28 October 2020

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Mei Ann Teo, Shayok Misha Chowdhury, Zachariah Ezer, and Dominique Rider (United States) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 28 October 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

Join us for a conversation about the Prelude 2020 pieces Una niña, una familia, un pueblo, hold, Vichitra and SPEEDRUN.

Mei Ann Teo (Creator of HOLD, they/she) is a queer immigrant theatre & film maker who works internationally at the intersection of artistic/civic/contemplative practice. As director/dramaturg/deviser, they make work across genres, including experimental participatory work, music theatre, and documentary theatre.

Shayok Misha Chowdhury (Creator, Director, Producer for VICHITRA, he/him) is a queer Bengali writer, director, and many-tentacled maker. Misha is a Resident Artist at Soho Rep and HERE Arts Center, a member of the Devised Theater Working Group @ The Public, and an alumnus of Ars Nova’s Maker’s Lab, New York Theatre Workshop’s 2050 Fellowship,

Zachariah Ezer (Playwright, Editor, and Sound/Projection Designer for SPEEDRUN, he/him) is a playwright/dramaturg/afropessimist who animates theoretical quandaries through dramaturgical forms. He has developed work in New York, DC, Chicago, Houston, and online. He is a Michener Fellow, a Town Stages Creative Arts Fellow, and a member of The Tank’s LIT Council.

Dominique Rider (Director of SPEEDRUN) is a Brooklyn-based director/dramaturg. They believe in living like it is the end of the world and answering the question: "What is a world unmade by slavery?" They are the director-in-residence for the National Black Theatre, a 2019 NAMT observer, and an inaugural member of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Directing Group & Mabou Mines’ Makers program.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the new line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS. Since the beginning of March the series featured close to 100 talks with 150 artists from 50 countries. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers, and academics will talk daily during the week for one hour with Segal Center’s director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the Time of Corona and speak about challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new Weltzustand— the State of the World. After a break in August the series will now also focus on Theatre, Performance and The Political, highlighting the Segal Center's 2022 New York International Festival of the Arts Project and the Center's Public Park Project. The Segal Center is the only theatre institution in NYC and the US creating new, original, daily content for the global field of theater and performance. The series was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020.

SEGAL TALKS are free, open access, without ads will be live-streamed in English from Monday to Friday on HowlRound Theatre Commons and on the Segal Center Facebook. This program is presented in collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College. All SEGAL TALKS are archived on HowlRound, and on the Segal Center YouTube Channel.

The work of the Segal Center has been supported in the past by Susan and Jack Rudin(†), the Hearst Foundation and currently by, Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Chair, The Graduate Center CUNY.

Segal Team:
Executive Director: Frank Hentschker
Next Generation Fellow: Andie Lerner

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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